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Tuning The JVM For Unusual Uses (nerds-central.blogspot.com)
24 points by fogus on May 26, 2010 | hide | past | web | favorite | 6 comments

I enjoyed the article; I would also normally enjoy the images alongside it, but in this case I found them really jarring and the fact that the article does not even make any mention of why they are there which left me wondering if I'd missed some subtle point. In the end I think they just spoiled the article.

This author may have a ... certain style to his posting illustrations, see this item on Ruby which has been posted to HN twice: http://nerds-central.blogspot.com/2010/05/knife-is-out-for-r...

As interested as I am in the material, I can't read this article. I can't give the author my mindshare if he's going to include pointless illustrations of that nature in his article.

The scary thought is this - if I had not put in the pictures - would you have ever come across my post? I suspect not - which illustrates some disturbing truths about humanity.

I was amused by the fact that the author drew a lot of his conclusions based on his experience with a COBOL -> JVM compiler. I wonder if -DontCompileHugeMethods is useful with other JVM-based languages?

That will depend on the language. I think I pretty much covered that point.

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